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"Always shoot twice" Reviews

Nearly 6 weeks ago we released our EP "Always shoot twice".

We received a lots of reviews in online and print media and there are still a few to come.

Under the "About" page we added a few shorts, unfortunately it`s too much for all...

Thanks to all editors for this overwhelming reaction!

ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE RELEASED!

Get your limited hardcopy at our merchstore: https://helltrail.bandcamp.com ,  download or stream it on all major platforms!

And don't forget to listen loud!

RELEASE "ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Next Friday our new EP "Alway shoot twice" will be released.

 

Gonna be available on all major platforms.

Download it on bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon,...  or listen on Spotify, Deezer, Apple music,...

 

There will be also a very limited print edition! You wanna get the hard (copy) stuff?

Use the band camp link in our shop!

 

More news and reviews will follow within the next weeks.

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Loud an` dirty!

With Helltrail four heavy-rockers out of Germany`s Rhine-area released end of 2019 their debut album „Off a six foot town“.

It came with hard grooves, catchy hooks and shout-out choruslines in the tradition of Motörhead, Black Label Society and Psychopunch, as well as with furious guitar attacks like early Metallica/ Megadeth.
Major goal of the Helltrail is a to produce a pure, loud, raw and dirty in-your-face sound.
„It`s very important for us, that all our songs work out live same as in the studio, without machines, trick or treat!
We definetly don`t write for the studio! It`s made to hit clubs and stages all around the world!“ But also Helltrail`s been hit by the corona-crisis, like all other bands, and while just started the career, we had to cancel all planed and booked shows for 2020.

But instead of hangin` around, we wrote new stuff and recorded video footage.

On january 8th 2021 „Constant resitance“ was released as a preview single. The release also featured a matching full 4K video.

Followed by the EP "Always shoot twice" on april 16th, the band again stated not to be bound to only one simple kind of songs.

Our second longplayer is planned later that year.


But something positive out oft he pandemic:

Helltrail`s live set is growing faster, than expected.

 

 

Press reviews:

 

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Hellfiremagazin 04-2021 (Germany)

...what I`ve heard by now is very impressive and I`m gonna follow the next steps of the quartett. Taking a stock: a really good four course menu!

9 of 10 hellfire points from my side

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Neckbreakermagazin 04-2021 (Germany)

Beside some clear hints here and there, they assembled something unique together out of several ingredients. Compact but still varied, with attitude and skill. It definetly makes me looking forward tot he next full round.

7 of 10 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Musicheadquarter.de 04-2021 Germany

A coherent variety. Cool how the band shows their strength in four songs. Hopefully the tourdates will be reannounced very soon.

7 of 9 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Stormbringer.at / Nordevents 04-2021 (Austria / Germany)

I haven`t heard such good, solid Heavy Metal for a long time, which also comes with with such a fresh sound.

Helltrail`s definitely knows what they`re doin.

Usually I never rate an EP higher than 5, full scale I leave to an full album. But this one convinced me that much, I`ve had to give it a 7 out of 10!

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Metalhammer 04-2021 (Germany)

... solid rock and modern, dark grooves. Both works well together  fort he northrine-guys.

The songs are riveting and obviously written for stageperformance.

3,5 of 5 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Powermetal.de 04-2021 (Germany)

Like seen on their debutalbum, there isn`t any stylistic limit for HELLTRAIL.

Dear radio editors Helltrail is definetly worth to be discovered!

7 of 10 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Rockgarage 04-2021 (Germany)

Heavy rock is programm, versatile, organic but never simple or cheap.

Track 1 & 3 solid 8/10, track 2&4 well earned 9/10 points. A 8,5 for the whole EP and a recommended start to enter the world of Helltrail.

8,5 of 10 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Darkstars.de 04-2021 (Germany)

The quartett knows how to create exciting metal tracks and they don`t have to hide behind big US names.

8 of 10 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Soundchecker.koeln 04-2021 (Germany)

A compliment to HELLTRAIL for their varied songwriting in four songs, which reach a total length of 18min.

Due to the musical skills of the four Meerbusch guys, it always casts a spell..

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Handwrittenmag 04-2021 (Germany)

Who ever likes heavy rock, coming along with a grooving attitude, should risk at least on or two ears for „Always shoot twice“. Please check it out!

3,8 of 5 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

Rockhard 05-2021 (Germany)

...the perfect bridge to the next album

7,5 of 10 points

"ALWAYS SHOOT TWICE"

ffmrock 04-2021 (Germany)

Conclusion: Heavy Metal with a rough, dirty, but scincere attitude. The style combinds raw power with curtly grooves.

7,2 of 10 points

"OFF A SIX FOOT TOWN"

ROCK HARD MAGAZIN Oktober 2019 (Germany):

„Helltrail do not take half measures – and present a longplayer as their very first (!) release which holds up easily to lots of records we receive for soundcheck.“

"OFF A SIX FOOT TOWN"

GUITAR MAGAZIN Dezember 2019 (Germany):

„Killer songs, groovin`somewhere between Black Label, Priest and Pantera, topped with a voice which plays in a professional league – proof, powerful, dynamic,...“, „...a damn good, thrilling album. Killer-Job guys!“

"OFF A SIX FOOT TOWN"

LEGACY MAGAZIN Dezember/Januar 2019 (Germany):

„The four guys out of germanies north-rhine area, are obviously no young guns, which pops out in musical finesse.“...“Helltrail runs skillfully one track after the other...“

 

"OFF A SIX FOOT TOWN"

CROSSFIRE-METAL.DE April 2020 (Germany)

„...a real proper debut and hopefully we don`t have to wait too long for upcoming gigs“

"OFF A SIX FOOT TOWN"

POWERMETAL.DE Februar 2020 (Germany)

„...if you ever asked yourself how it would sound like if Zakk Wylde joins forces with Pantera, writing tracks with  Motörhead-big-balls-attitude, it`s the right choice to pick Helltrails Debut album“

THE BAND

 

Achim

Guitars/ Leadvocals
The driving force.
"Make some noise and scream out loud!"

Alex

Guitars/ Backingvocals
The angry third arm on the guitars.
"Make more noise and don’t forget to growl…"

Kalli

Bass/ Backingvocals
Definitely the balls of the band.
"Music has been a part of my life forever, that’s what I’m living for"

Guido

Drums/ Backingvocals
The pounding heart in the back
"You don’t have to see me, but to HEAR me!"

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24.04.2021 HELLTRAIL @ SWISSROCKCRUISE

Romanshorn/ Switzerland, cancelled due to pandemic!

2020 EVERYTHING CANCELLED!

Unfortunately also we had to cancel everything booked or planned for 2020. But as you can see, we're working on new media for you!

30.11.2019 HELLTRAIL @ SBB Headquarter/ Tübingen

Thanx to everybody who joined us on our first "we-try-to-do-it-live"! Was lots of fun and we hope to see you all again soon!

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